To guide people toward living a healthy and enjoyable life through the practice of Pilates, to make Pilates accessible to as many people as possible, and build a positive, supportive & inclusive global Pilates community.

Bali Body Pilates studio was established in April 2017 at the historic Old Sash Mill in downtown Santa Cruz. If you want to learn how to move well, feel great, and optimize your health, then this is the place for you! Enjoy a private atmosphere free of superficial distractions, receive individualized cuing, and customized training from an expert in the field. Its beautiful, quiet, and charming atmosphere is an ideal setting for calming & centering the mind, body, and spirit.

To actualize her mission, Sarah Artha Negara created a Pilates Instructor Training Program at College of San Mateo, where she has taught since 2008. CSM graduates are now teaching at over 50 locations in the US and abroad. In addition, Sarah offers workshops, continuing education courses, audio & video tutorials, and is currently working on expanding her online content to share with students and teachers alike.

To connect instructors, employers, and students in the San Francisco & Monterey Bay Areas, Sarah established the Facebook Group called Bay Area Pilates Network.

Sarah Artha Negara, Owner & Operator of Bali Body Pilates, has been teaching for 20 years and enjoys working with a wide range of populations. Some of her specialties are injury prevention, post-rehabilitation training, Pilates for Scoliosis, Pilates for Osteoporosis, Pre/Post-natal Pilates & Yoga, Performance Enhancement, Flexibility Training, Dance Conditioning, Barre, and beyond.


Sarah’s approach to teaching uses inclusive and transformative language. Learn more about this in her Pilates Intel article here.

Sarah is a Second Generation Pilates Instructor, PMA® Certified Pilates Instructor, Balanced Body® Pilates Master Instructor, Anatomy in Three Dimensions™️ Master Instructor, Balanced Body Barre® Master Instructor, ACE® Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, YogaFit® Instructor, and Reiki 2 Certified. She has an MFA in Dance from Mills College and BFA in Dance from California State University, Long Beach.

Sarah’s Pilates education began with Dance Kinesiologist, Karen Clippinger at CSULB followed by comprehensive training with Nora St.John at Turning Point Studios (Balanced Body Education Founder/Director). She has also studied intensively with Pilates Elder, Lolita San Miguel, in her Pilates Master Mentor Training Program, which she graduated from in April, 2019 earning the titles “Lolita’s Disciple” and “Second Generation” Instructor.